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3yo child has low neutrophils (and other low counts). Been instructed to continue to defer live vaccines. Can she still get her flu shot?

3yo child has low neutrophils (and other low counts). Been instructed to continue to defer live vaccines. Can she still get her flu shot?

Yes, she can: She can receive the injected flu vaccine. It contains killed virus and so she will tolerate it. Actually, she should receive it, because the complications of the flu for her may be serious.. ...Read more

Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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Experts, might someone recommend giving a swine flu vaccine to an autistic child?

Experts, might someone recommend giving a swine flu vaccine to an autistic child?

Yes: Modern medicine has few cures. Vaccines have been the most dramatic of treatments that we have. Autism due to vaccinations have been disproven multiple times and the researcher who originally proposed this was found to have fabricated his research. Your pcp should advise as to what vaccines are appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an infant to be close to a child who had have nasal flu vaccine?

Is it safe for an infant to be close to a child who had have nasal flu vaccine?

Yes: It is safe for a child to be administered FluMist when they have close contact with an infant <6 months of age. ...Read more

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My 3 yrs 11 months child was injected flu vaccine last sep.22 but now have colds since yesterday same goes with my 8 yr old nephew. Why is that?

My 3 yrs 11 months  child was injected flu vaccine last sep.22 but now have colds since yesterday same goes with my 8 yr old nephew. Why is that?

INFLUENZA: Flu vaccine protects from getting influenza including swine flu, which is one of the worst viral illnesses. There are lot of other viruses/winter viruses which flu vaccine doesn't protect. Your child, his cousin probably gotten one of the cold viruses. During weather change time, kids get cold symptoms. Treatment is supportive, make sure they drink enough fluid. If any worsening, talk to the doc. ...Read more

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When can my child get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

When can my child get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

After 2: If there are no medical issues which preclude your child from using the nasal flu vaccine it is approved for ages 2 through 49. ...Read more

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Can a child vomit after getting the flu vaccine shot?

Can a child vomit after getting the flu vaccine shot?

Yes: People who are sensitive to vaccines or the adjuvants in them can react and vomiting is a possibility . It is more likely to be associated with the vaccine reaction if it occurs right after or within 24 hours in my experience. Some people experience fever, fatigue, irritability, or just not feeling well after vaccines. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a doctor to refuse to give a child a flu vaccine who is chronically ill?

Is it ok for a doctor to refuse to give a child a flu vaccine who is chronically ill?

Not wise....: Chronic illness is a reason for a child to recieive the flu vaccine. A child with a chronic illness has an increased risk to have flu complications if infected . More likely your child would get vaccine by shot if she/he has chronic problem. Low grade fever <100 f or runny nose is not a contraindication to getting the flu vaccine. You might want to review your doctor's vaccination policy. ...Read more

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Can a child with sickle cell disease get the flu vaccine?

Can a child with sickle cell disease get the flu vaccine?

Yes: People with sickle cell disease are at increased risk of severe complications of influenza and should recieve the yearly influenza vaccine unless otherwise contraindicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more